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Seymour, Ward ’74

During his time at Ridley, Ward played tennis and was on the swim team and the Lower School Third Football team. He’s modest about his athletic endeavours as a student at the school—but the power of sport is something he has clearly learned to harness. No one can deny his legacy as a builder of sport within communities across Ontario.
As owner of the Aurora Tigers Junior Hockey Club, Ward watched his team clinch the 2014 Royal Bank Cup in Grande Prairie. He’s been an owning partner in the Barrie Colts since 2005 and was a founding member of the Niagara Ice Dogs.

Ward's love of sport, his passion for Niagara and his financial support made the much-needed Seymour Hannah Sports Complex a reality for the families of St. Catharines. And, notably, his philanthropy extends well beyond the sporting arena: as a long-time supporter of the St. Catharines’ Hospital, the Welland Canal Museum and the Easter Seals foundation, it’s clear that Ward’s larger goal is to make a positive difference in the world.
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.